News Brief: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton[MIGRATE]

By Public Affairs Office, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton | September 25, 2012

News Brief

News Brief (Photo by Public Affairs Office, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton)

Marine Corps Base and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton leadership are hosting a Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 29 in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration to help prevent medication misuse, abuse and theft.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Base and hospital personnel will be collecting the potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at three locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The locations are: near the pharmacy entrance at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton; near the Pass and Identification office at San Onofre Seaside Square and in the Pacific Plaza parking lot by the Maui Wowi Café and veterinary clinic near the front gate.

 For more information contact the Naval Hospital public affairs office at (760) 725-1271.

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